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  • Fundraising Fizzles For Myanmar And China

    By Mark Hrywna — June 15, 2008

    Donors have opened their wallets to help the devastated regions of China and Myanmar in recent weeks, but giving hasn’t reached the levels seen after the 2004 Asian tsunami or the Gulf Coast hurricanes in 2005.

  • New Boss At Gates

    By Mark Hrywna — June 15, 2008

    When living donors are still involved with a foundation, it’s not uncommon for them to turn to people they know who can carry out their mission. The selection of Jeff Raikes by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to be their next chief executive officer "certainly fits that mold," said Eugene R. Tempel, executive director of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.

  • Approaching Businesses

    By Pattie Johnson — June 15, 2008

    Grantseekers need to understand both the motivations behind corporate giving and the options for partnering with corporations to be successful at attracting their support. Unlike foundations, companies are in business to make money, not give it away. The company’s priorities are its customers, shareholders, employees, and bottom line. So why do companies give money, time, and resources to nonprofit organizations?

  • Train and gain for ending poverty

    By The NonProfit Times — June 11, 2008

    In an effort to help individuals deal with problems caused by poverty, a large number of education and job-training programs have been instituted and tried for many years.

  • Fundraising … Getting that first $100,000

    By The NonProfit Times — June 11, 2008

    It all started somewhere. No matter how big the organization, it probably started with those first stumbling steps.

  • Keeping The Faith – Eleanor Clift Latest NPT Column

    By The NonProfit Times — June 9, 2008

    Along with the Iraq War and his efforts to democratize the Middle East, President Bush will be remembered for bringing a more open embrace of religion into his administration. He campaigned on a promise to forge a partnership between government and religious organizations that deliver social services, and in his first week as president, created the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

  • Is Your Staff Running To Their Next Gig? Latest Article from Don’t Tell the Donor

    By The NonProfit Times — June 9, 2008

    Recruiting, training, and retaining top notch fundraising staff is perhaps the single biggest challenge facing nonprofits today.

  • 7 Ways To Make Donors Respond to Your eLetters

    By The NonProfit Times — June 9, 2008

    E-newsletters reach people already interested in your organization — well, at least enough to get emails from you. But how do you keep that interesting burning through the newsletter? Test to figure out what works best, according to Felicity Ayles, assistant director of communications at the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health in Palo Alto, Calif.

  • Red Cross Beats J&J In Federal Court

    By Mark Hrywna — June 2, 2008

    The American Red Cross (ARC) is free to use the red cross emblem on products it sells to further its mission under protections granted by Congress in its federal charter more than a century ago, a federal judge ruled.

    Johnson & Johnson (J&J), a New Brunswick, N.J.-based healthcare conglomerate, filed eight claims last September regarding the human service agency’s use of the red cross emblem on health and safety products, some of which were sold by J&J’s competitors. A judge dismissed some of the claims in November.

  • United Way Refocusing On Programs

    By Mark Hrywna — June 1, 2008

    The next evolution of the United Way of America (UWA) will sharpen the focus of the $4-billion organization while "driving a stake in the ground" on the definition of program success and reducing a 1,300-affiliate structure.

    UWA President and CEO Brian Gallagher said consistent metrics is a challenge faced by most systems.

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